Thursday, 7 January 2016


[Spoiler-Free] The fifth series of Death in Paradise, the globally popular feel-good detective drama, premiered this thursday on BBC One with a brilliant episode penned by series creator Robert Thorogood and directed by Edward Bennett.

Set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie and actually filmed in the French overseas region of Guadeloupe, Death in Paradise stars Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman, Danny John-Jules (Officer Dwayne Myers), Joséphine Jobert (DS Florence Cassell), Tobi Bakare (Officer J.P. Hooper), Élizabeth Bourgine (Catherine Bordey) and Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson.

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A millionaire marine biologist is murdered in the middle of the sea, alone on his boat. The only suspects were all underwater at the time, studying the coral reef. And the only clue is a toy soldier. Commissioner Patterson's sole worry is to reassure the members of the Saint Marie Yacht Club that there's no gang of pirates off the island coast to disturb the wealthy tourists. Incidentally, Humphrey has bought a "yacht"... well, rather an old boat. Much to the perplexity of Dwayne and the team.

J.P. and Dwayne confront their respective fears and Florence shows them that she has no weaknesses while chasing a suspect. A Duke of Wellington infantryman and the riddle of the two barbers help DI Goodman to crack the case. Every British actor will appear on the island at some point. This time it's the turn of Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey), Emma Rigby (Prisoners Wives, Hollyoaks), Joshua Hill, Lloyd Owen and Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who).

Death in Paradise is produced by Tony Jordan's Red Planet Pictures for the BBC. Yvonne Francas (The Syndicate) is the producer. Robert Thorogood is the co-executive producer. Tony Jordan and Tim Key exec produce. Musique composed by Magnus Fiennes. Produced with the support of the Region of Guadeloupe and Film Commission of Guadeloupe.

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